Extremist Breivik demands early release

 Extremist Breivik demands early release

A Norwegian court will hear mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik explain why he thinks he should be released from prison after more than a decade behind bars.

Breivik, a far-right extremist , killed 77 people in July 2011. His bombing killed eight people before shooting 69 people, most of them teenagers, at a Labor Party youth camp.

Breivik, now 42, is serving Norway's maximum sentence of 21 years, which is may be extended indefinitely if he is deemed a permanent threat to society.

The Telemark Court in Skien, southwest of the capital, where Breivik is serving his sentence, will begin hearing the case on Tuesday after prosecutors Oslo last year denied Breivik's request for early release.

“Our position is that continued detention is necessary to protect society,” chief prosecutor Hulda Karlsdottir said, KSTP writes.

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